Application for 2018-2020 Young Scholars
Dear Applicant, Parent and/or Guardian,
Please read and fill out the application carefully.
Eligibility is limited to classical pianists between the ages 6 – 16. This current round of applications is limited to permanent residents of United States of America.
Deadline: All applications must be received by 12:00 AM EST on October 31st 2017.
Notification: After submitting your details, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. The review and selection process takes approximately four weeks from the October 31st deadline. Notification will follow. Please do not make phone or email inquiries regarding the status of your application during this period. All applicants will be notified upon selection.
Applicant must demonstrate the following characteristics and qualifications:
1. Exceptional musical ability
2. Deep love of music
3. Willingness to communicate and share their talents with other young pianists
4. Enthusiasm for performing
5. Great potential for progress and development
Expectations for Young Scholars: As part of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation’s™ mission to inspire the next generation of music lovers and performers, the Foundation is looking to support young pianists who demonstrate what we call “Playing it Forward”, by showing leadership in giving back to their communities through music. We expect all Young Scholars to already be heavily invested in pursuing music and playing the piano. They must have the drive to succeed and be committed to their craft. Young Scholars will receive unique opportunities to hone their craft, providing them with insight into the professional world of music. Therefore, the young pianist should be enthusiastic about the program and mature enough to take on the commitment.
As a Young Scholar, the child young pianist become a representative of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation™. This requires young talents who exhibit a level of maturity beyond their years, a sincere sense of appreciation for music as a source of inspiration, and an understanding of their role as ambassadors of classical music.
The selected Young Scholar, their parents or guardians, and their teacher must be agreeable to the mission of the Foundation and willing to support the Foundation’s efforts through active participation in the Young Scholars Program. Specifically, the selected Young Scholars will be invited to perform at Foundation programs including those focused on music education for young audience members and fundraising events. As such, parents and teachers must also be committed to the child’s participation in the program domestically and internationally.